Solid Showcases BoostEngine Database Server with MP3 Distribution System

9/22/2004 - Solid Information Technology Corp., the first to provide an Autonomic Data Management Platform, will demonstrate the media data management and distribution capabilities of its BoostEngine database server with a simple but powerful MP3 management and distribution system at the Mobile Content World 2004 trade show at ExCeL, London, on Tuesday, September 21st and Wednesday, September 22nd.

The demo system at Solid’s exhibition stand (B7) shows how to build an MP3 player that utilizes a relational database as its media data store instead of a traditional file-based solution. Using an embeddable database as the data management layer in an MP3 player provides multiple advantages over previous generation solutions. Solid BoostEngine empowers the applications to utilize richer data, thus providing more advanced functionality to the users.

In the demonstration system, Solid shows how to make the MP3 player easier to use by extensive utilization of the metadata of the MP3 content. SmartFlow data synchronization is used to distribute the content and metadata of the system across several players.

The demonstration system allows personalization by sharing playlist definitions between players. For example, the user may define a playlist in an iPod-like device and use the same playlist in a car HiFi system. This kind of functionality has proven to be very difficult to implement without a proper data management and distribution solution.

The demonstration system contains a configuration management component that also relies on Solid BoostEngine and SmartFlow technologies. This component allows remote management of the software configuration of all the MP3 players of the system.

Mr. Timo Hotti, SmartFlow Technology architect, will give a presentation entitled “Data management platform for distributing digital content” at the exhibition’s Mobile Content seminar on Wednesday, September 22nd, 3 pm. Solid is an active member of several international working groups and standardization bodies developing solutions for the digital home. These include the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and the European CANDELA project researching content analysis and network delivery architectures for video.

For more information on the Mobile Content World 2004 trade show and conference, please visit

About Solid
Solid Information Technology Corp. delivers the first next-generation Autonomic Data Management Platform. Built on a sophisticated architectural foundation, Solid’s solutions power unattended applications in the network infrastructure, telematics and digital content delivery. Small and large visionary companies including Alcatel, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, and Sonim Technologies use Solid technology in their solutions to build high-performance, fault-tolerant and scalable smart applications. Solid is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company also has regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. For more information, visit the Solid web site at

The Solid logo, Solid Autonomic Data Management Platform, Solid Autonomic Data Management Suite, Solid EmbeddedEngine, Solid BoostEngine, and Solid SmartFlow are trademarks of Solid Information Technology Corp.

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